World of Art: Sylvia Plath’s Drawings Exhibited for the First Time

The Bell Jar

A collection of Sylvia Plath’s ink and pen drawings are being shown for the first time ever, at the Mayor Gallery in London. The famous author of The Bell Jar, Plath took her own life in 1963 when she was just 30 years old – she would have turned 79 last Thursday. Many of the drawings are playful and amusing – a favorite pair of patent leather shoes, scenes from the Tuilerie gardens in Paris, a curious French cat. This is a marked contrast to the ominous tone that was ever present in her writing. The drawings will be on display from November 2 to December 16, showcasing Plath’s love for her “deepest source of inspiration” – art. If you happen to be in London, this exhibit is not to be missed!

 Citronnade Stand in Tuileries

Curious French Cat

Photo Credit: Telegraph

[Source: Gallerist NY]